chance of bowl: 13.6%
It's sometimes easy to say "but if for that one call...", without remembering the times when the shoe's on the other foot. Brian and many posters here do a great job of being rational and reasonable in the face of arguably classic hose jobs (the lateral, Spartan Bob, Charles White, Carlysle Holiday, Desmond tripped, Henne's TD/fumble, etc.). What I need right now is perspective. I'm trying to think about the games when Michigan has been the beneficiary of an egregious call in their favor. I can come up with Braylon's "catch" and fumble against Washington and it stops there. The extra seconds agaisnt Penn St. in 2005 seems like good coaching and officiating to me. There are always the borderline penalties that could go either way that impact games, but I'm looking for the no-doubters, we got away with one.
Thanks in advance to all for the perspective.
Wanted to send a big "THANK YOU" out to my fellow MGoBloggers who responded to my earlier topic. After sharing several laughs over your responses at work with colleagues, I read a few of them over the phone to my wife. She enjoyed the responses too and after discussing/pleading with her at home tonight, she agreed that it made much more sense to watch the game together at home! She can lay-out in the backyard and listen to it while I enjoy the big screen several feet away...
I'm telling you the second wife is so much more reasonable than the practice wife ever was!
(Going to the beach on Sunday...)